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In the spirit of civil discourse, please consider these points adapted from John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, at the end of Chapter 2, on free speech and fair discussion.
- A good rebuttal provides an accurate understanding of an opponent’s position.
- Erroneous views may yet contain a valid point, which should be acknowledged.
- Personal attacks or other forms of disparagement diminish those who employ them.
- Because disagreement is no evidence of immorality or poor character, “a collision of adverse opinions” is welcome.
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